There are few things more important than preserving memories – at least in this mom’s book.
If you’re like me and the mommy-brain is always in full effect, then you enjoy photos to help bring to the surface memories of days gone by and the reminder of people and places that you love. Additionally, you like to know that you have all the strategies in place to keep those things safe should anything happen.
Saving Up for a Quality Camera Is a Good Investment
Of all theÂ possessionsÂ a person has, there is only one thing I can think of that truly evokes emotions and memories in the deepest and most emotional way and that is through pictures.
This is why making the decision to spend the money on the greatest tablet versus a quality camera is not a hard choice for me.
I would choose a quality camera because years from now, that tablet will be obsolete, but the quality pictures that captured the birth of my children or the little moments between siblings and family members will be what carries me through lonely days or brings me back to my youth as well as theirs.
Additionally, by investing in a quality camera out the gate, you lessen the likelihood that you will have to purchase a new camera anytime soon, where as when you pick up a cheaper version, they usually do not hold up over time.
An Argument for an External Hard Drive
In this digitally focused world, we have more things on our computers than anywhere else. Bank records, photographs of our children that we keep intending to print out (but do not), and documents for work projects need to be kept safe, so having an external hard drive is a wise decision.
It protects those precious documents and photographs from any virus or computer issue that might arise because they are separate.
Upload to Online Storage Locale
It’s not hard to find a multitude of online storage options for your most important pictures and documents. While you may not want to spend the money to storeÂ everything, it would pay to store a few key pictures from your most treasured events (births, weddings, graduations etc.) and documents in the event there’s a natural disaster of some sort.
Life can be so joyful, so we should preserve those memories and invest in doing it well. In a way, that will give us the best shot of keeping those memories safe. By having them stored in multiple locations, you have the best shot of doing just that.
Have you saved up for a quality camera? How do you store your photos?
Image via Flickr Ben Salter